Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA completed hot-fire testing of an RS-25 rocket engine containing its largest additively manufactured component to date. NASA believes additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, will help lower the cost of future missions of its Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. During the 400-second test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, Aerojet […]
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Arianespace has successfully launched satellites 19, 20, 21 and 22 in the Galileo constellation, using an Ariane 5 heavy launcher on behalf of the European Commission and under a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA). The launch took place on Dec. 12 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. Arianespace […]
As Finnish startup Iceye prepares to launch its first satellite in January, the company has set its sights on new markets and use cases beyond the ice monitoring that originally inspired its name. According to co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rafal Modrzewski, Iceye will apply the data derived from its Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)-based […]
ImageSat International (ISI) has contracted Terran Orbital to develop a high-performance microsatellite, Runner, to be used for Earth Observation (EO) and imaging. According to ISI, Runner will provide ISI with wide swath multi-spectral video and imagery, with a spatial resolution better than 1 meter, high bandwidth communications, massive-capacity recording, and high throughput onboard processing capability. […]
PeruSat 1 has completed its first year of operation and the Peruvian government has recently declared that, in that time, the investment it has made into the satellite program has already been recouped. The Airbus-built Earth Observation (EO) satellite has acquired more than 71,000 images which have been delivered to more than 80 organizations across […]
Speaking at the India Satcom 2017 forum in New Delhi, Joe Welch, chairman of regional pay-TV industry association CASBAA, applauded the Indian government’s emphasis on improving the ease of doing business in the country. A great deal of attention has been paid to the power and infrastructure sectors, Welch noted, but “the key to … […]
Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) has executed a contract with the Satellite Applications Catapult, to put its miniaturized weather observation technology into space. The mission is part of the In Orbit Demonstration (IOD) Program, funded by Innovate UK and managed by the Catapult. The IOD space mission, scheduled for autumn 2018, will deliver the first OMS […]
Nearly everyone in the satellite industry has expressed concerns about the growing pile of space junk in Earth’s orbit. NewSpace company D-Orbit believes it has come up with a simple solution, centered on a plug-and-play “death device” that pushes satellites back into the atmosphere. Read more at Wired.
On October 18, 2017, Advantech Wireless announced the successful implementation of DVB-S2X, with its ASAT-II™ System, over the Intelsat 29e EpicNG High Throughput Satellite’s (HTS) southern hemisphere spot beams.
Kymeta could be years away from bringing its products to the aviation market, although it made big strides developing relationships with train and bus operators in 2017. Steve Sybeldon, the company’s vice president of business development and sales, told Via Satellite that while Kymeta still has its eye on aviation it does not expect to […]
Marlink has signed a definite agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Livewire Connections, a UK-headquartered satellite communications service provider with focus on superyacht customers. The move follows the recent announcement that Marlink intends to acquire a majority stake in the Spanish superyacht service provider OmniAccess. With its headquarters in Chessington, Surrey and […]